May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th of July. I hope you are spending it with family and doing some fun activities. I saw a basket similar to this on in a magazine one time and thought, I could make that. The blue is Rit dye royal blue and the red is Rit dye cardinal. The stars are wooden from the craft store and the handles are 1 1/2" wooden beads. They are leftover from my days of doing macrame. A small piece of 11/64" flat blue is threaded through each bead and then is incorporated into the rim as I did the lashing. The stars are glued onto the reed. What you cannot see is the seagrass that is used as a rim filler is also dyed red.

Remember, whenever you want to add wooden objects like my beads and stars shown here, you can also dye those if you desire. Just throw them in the dye pot as you dye your reed and it is a fun way to personalize any project.
Enjoy the fireworks tonight!
Baskets of Blessings,
Nancy

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy,
Cute basket! I've been wanting to send a note to let you know how much I have enjoyed your youtubes! We have very slow internet but my daughter burned them on a CD for me to watch and basketweave with you! I have pictures of my baskets but just haven't been able to send them yet. Thanks for the all the work you went to to make it easier for us to learn new basketweaving steps.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave my name on the last post!! You can tell I don't leave many comments! :)
Jane
guileys at bellsouth dot net


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